OSA affects a third of Type 2 diabetics

Friday, August 31, 2007

LA JOLLA, Calif. - Nearly 36% of Type 2 diabetics have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), says a new study published in the medical journal Endocrine Practice. Researchers at the Whittier Institute for Diabetes analyzed the health data of 279 adults. Men, especially those over age 62, were more than twice as likely as women to have sleep problems. Previous research has indicated a relationship between OSA, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance.